Carnegie Great Outdoors

, in Leeds

Address: Leeds Beckett University, South Lodge, Headingley Campus, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3QH

Phone: 0113 812 8627


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Carnegie Great Outdoors (part of Leeds Beckett University) is a leading provider of outdoor education, adventure activities and leadership development. Our team have over twelve years’ experience offering a variety of exciting outdoor adventure activities for individuals, families, and groups across Yorkshire and beyond. Whether you are a group of friends looking to get out and try something new, a charity looking to arrange a fundraising adventure challenge, or a family looking for a holiday activity – we have plenty to offer.

We offer full day and half day activity sessions as well as combined multi-activity programmes with accommodation from one of our partner providers.

Our Yorkshire activity sessions include:

  • Abseiling

Lean back and allow the ropes to take your weight as you step over the edge during this outdoor abseil! Our instructors will show you how to control the ropes safely and give you plenty of encouragement. 

  • Rock climbing

Test your strength and skills in this outdoor rock climbing session. Our instructors will teach you about harnesses, ropes and how to find the best route up the rock.

  • Kayaking

Take to the water on one of Yorkshire’s beautiful rivers and canals, enjoy a scenic journey, some fun and games or develop your skills in one of our sit on top kayaks. Our instructor will show you how to use the paddle and equipment, taking you on a journey and including some fun and games on the water – you might get wet!

  • Bushcraft

Get close to nature and learn essential survival skills including how to build shelters, track animals, start a fire and gather food.

  • Navigation Skills

Whether you’re taking your first steps to becoming self sufficient in the mountains or looking to develop your navigation skills further, our instructor will teach you the skills to allow you to safely explore the mountains.

  • Archery

In the archery activity session, you will shoot at different sized targets. It is a fun activity for both adults and children, helping you to develop stability, concentration and coordination. Our trained instructors will explain the equipment and coach you, leaving you with a sense of achievement having (hopefully) hit the target.

  • Caving

Caving is a unique and enjoyable experience involving walking, climbing, crawling, and pulling yourself through an amazing natural underground maze! You will explore passages and caverns whilst admiring spectacular formations, stalagmites and stalactites at a stunning location in the Yorkshire Dales.

  • Hill walking

Join us for an activity session walking both on and off paths. You will have the opportunity to learn important skills including how to read a map, navigate and how to stay safe. Our informed and experienced instructors will tell you facts and historical information about the area as you walk and you will see stunning scenery and enjoy panoramic views when you celebrate the achievement of reaching the top. Whether you’re looking for a gentle half-day walk or a more challenging full or multi-day mountainous terrain activity we can provide an itinerary that suits you at a variety of locations.

No experience is necessary, our fully qualified instructors will tailor the activity to your abilities and beginners are very welcome. Our activity sessions are suitable for ages 7 and above and all specialist outdoor equipment will be provided by us. Various locations and meeting points are available.

Find out more by visiting our website or book an activity session via our online store.

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